Middle School Humanities Teacher | 2021-2022

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Brooklyn Independent
Brooklyn, NY
Published 14 days ago


Brooklyn Independent is a private school with a public mission for ALL kids. Brooklyn Independent empowers middle school (6th-8th grade) students from across Brooklyn with the best possible education—academically, socially, and ethically—to forge a better path forward. To achieve diversity and inclusion in our classroom, our school uses a unique sliding scale tuition model. With the right foundation, we know our children can be powerful agents of change. We believe great things happen at the intersection of rigor, passion, and a commitment to inclusion in all its forms.

Founded by two experienced longtime educators, Brooklyn Independent opened its doors to its inaugural 6th grade cohort in fall 2019. Brooklyn Independent will double in size in the 2021-2022 school year, serving over eighty 6th -8th grade students. Our small school environment prioritizes a student body and community of educators and families who prioritize learning boldly, growing fiercely, and impacting others.


Brooklyn Independent seeks a middle school Humanities teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. As a start-up school, our most successful teachers demonstrate flexibility and strong willingness to participate and contribute in efforts beyond the classroom.

Humanities teachers will create and teach rigorous, engaging lessons and monthly hands-on application Humanities projects. Teachers are also responsible for daily advisory, Community Meeting, and elective support. Teachers will support grade level team on Friday Field Learning experiences. All teachers report directly to the Co-Heads of School.


  • Deep passion and commitment to Brooklyn Independent’s mission of racial justice
  • Deep passion for Humanities and expertise in curriculum design
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and certification strongly preferred
  • Must have three years of teaching experience, preference given to candidates with middle school experience
  • Ability to create and implement project-based learning lessons
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Highly thoughtful and reflective, ability to use and apply data-driven instruction
  • Ability to maintain strong, professional relationships in an environment where listening and feedback are highly valued 
  • Ability to be flexible, take initiative, and be adaptive to the demands of a start-up school
  • Commitment to professional growth and active participation in professional development focused on academic achievement, social-emotional development, and social justice
  • Commitment to communicate effectively and regularly with students and parents about progress 


  • Be A Role Model: We set an example for those around us. We know that everything we do has the potential to influence others.
  • Love Our Differences: We appreciate that diversity, in all its forms, is powerful and beautiful. We do not “tolerate” diversity, we celebrate it.
  • Value Joy: We believe that happiness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. We follow our passions and share moments of joy.
  • Stand for Progress: We seek out opportunities to make the world a better place. We stand up for what’s right.
  • Nurture Community: We welcome ALL with open arms and the promise of respect and support.
  • Embrace the Journey: We strive for growth, not perfection. We believe in ourselves and we give it our all. We are always learning.

Brooklyn Independent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. Brooklyn Independent strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


Brooklyn Independent is a private school with a public mission for ALL kids. Brooklyn Independent empowers middle school (6th-8th grade) students from across Brooklyn with the best possible education…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$60,000 - $90,000Salary is based on degrees held, completion of certification, and years taught


Brooklyn Independent offers a comprehensive benefits package

Brooklyn Independent offers a comprehensive benefits package


38 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
5th Floor

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